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The View From Inside: A French Communist Cell in Crisis
The View From Inside: A French Communist Cell in Crisis
By Jane Jenson and George Ross
University of California Press, 1985, 346 pp.

Two social scientists follow the activities of one particular cell in a Paris section of the French Communist Party. Serious discussion at the "base" but revived orthodoxies at the top; "democratic centralism" imposed the scuttling of Eurocommunism in the late 1970s, thus hastening the time when the party will become "a declining museum piece of French labor history. . . ." An important book because of the subject and empathetic method.